Glues

Woodturners use glues for a wide variety of purposes including laminating stock, filling small holes in a blank, holding wood in a glue block and even as a finish.

 

Gluing Oily Tropical Hardwoods
By: Eric Meier
Conventional wood glues like Titebond are water-based, and they rely on penetrating into the grain of the wood, and then (once the water has evaporated) hardening, leaving a bond that is in many instances stronger than the wood itself.

Many tropical hardwoods are so oily or resinous that they’re practically waterproof. It would then stand to reason that if conventional wood glues need to penetrate into the wood in order to obtain a strong bond, then these oily woods would present a challenge in gluing.

This articles discusses the best ways to glue oily tropical hardwoods.

 

Epoxy for Woodturning
By: Will Hunt
In this short article, Will Hunt, a professional woodturner from Lexington, MA, explains how to make thin epoxy and then provides a list of different ways that it can be used by woodturners.

 

Adhesives For Woodturning
By: Richard Pikul
Richard's article teaches us all about the different types of glues for woodturning and then shows us different ways that they can be used.

 

Why Cyanoacrylate Instant Glue Spouts
By: Wood Finish Supply
If you have problems with clogged spouts on your CA bottles, let the makers of "Hot Stuff"tn help you understand why and how to help.

 

CA Glue; Ideas, Tips and Methods
By: Bruce Hoover
In this short article Bruce provides useful information about the handling and use of CA glue. It is a handful of notes about some useful things that he has learned and researched and would like to share for the benefit of all.

 

Your Guide to Woodworking Glues - Wiki
By: Wikipedia
This is the formal Wiki page for wood glue. It gives a summary of the different types of wood glues, how to use them and a chart of "mechanical resistance" which is a great way to determine the joint strength of glue.

 

Finishing with Cyanoacrylate
By: Don McIvor
In this AAW reprint, Don shares his process of using CA glue as a finish on smaller turnings. He gives us a great technique for this relatively new use of CA glue.

 

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